NEW YORK--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Identity Finder, LLC (www.identityfinder.com), the leading provider of sensitive data management solutions, announced today a new release of its flagship offering, Sensitive Data Manager, for finding and protecting confidential information stored anywhere within a corporate network or cloud environment. A comprehensive and cost-effective solution suite for managing risk and compliance, Sensitive Data Manager 7.0 helps organizations discover, classify and remediate sensitive information. Enterprises can solve data loss problems at the source to prevent breaches, comply with a host of regulatory compliance requirements and protect their reputation.
“While enterprises treat data as a valuable asset, if improperly managed it can be a large liability”
According to the July 2012 Forrester Research Report, Control And Protect Sensitive Information In The Era Of Big Data, “In order to protect data, you must first know where users have stored it. Unfortunately, data — especially toxic data — has proliferated throughout the enterprise and can be difficult to discover. This is one of the significant struggles when security professionals attempt to deploy a [data loss prevention] DLP technology — if you can't locate where the enterprise stores its sensitive information, you don’t know where to deploy the DLP technology.”
Sensitive Data Manager 7.0 deeply scans and automatically discovers Personally Identifiable Information (PII), Payment Card Industry (PCI) data, Protected Health Information (PHI) and Intellectual Property. Using validation algorithms to generate the highest accuracy and reduce false positive results, the software searches desktops, laptops, servers, databases, websites, e-mail and cloud storage. Organizations such as the California Rural Indian Health Board (CRIHB) operating in highly-regulated industries like healthcare, use Sensitive Data Manager to facilitate HIPAA and HITECH compliance and prevent data breaches.
“After using Identity Finder’s software, we now know exactly where PHI and PII exists on our network and we can say with 100 percent certainty that only users that should be able to access this type of information have access,” said CRIHB Information Systems Officer Adam Culich. “CRIHB will be running ongoing searches against our network shares and will know if any new files containing PHI or PII are ever saved in our network. This ensures they are in the proper locations and, if not, we can remedy that instantly using Identity Finder’s software.”
Sensitive Data Manager 7.0 remediates potential leaks using encryption, redaction, digital shredding or quarantining. With enterprise scalability, it enables organizations to gain broad and deep insight into areas of exposure and inventory-vulnerable information. Using the solution’s centralized management console, IT administrators can easily know where confidential data exists, enforce remediation and manage compliance.
A complete list of new features in Identity Finder 7.0 can be found at this link: http://www.identityfinder.com/us/Business/IdentityFinder/SensitiveDataManager/WhatsNew. Highlights of the new functionality include:
- Advanced PCI data and financial data search algorithms to find credit and bank cards, magnetic stripe/track 1 and 2 data, IBAN, ABA Routing and SWIFT/BIC codes.
- Cloud storage search with support for files synced with Dropbox, Amazon Cloud Drive, Microsoft SkyDrive, Google Drive and Box.
- Windows, Mac and Linux endpoint support to natively search all platforms or agentlessly search servers, databases, websites and cloud.
- Classification and workflow to automatically or manually classify results and track remediation.
“While enterprises treat data as a valuable asset, if improperly managed it can be a large liability,” said Identity Finder’s Chief Executive Officer Todd Feinman. “We enable our customers to achieve an effective data loss prevention program by providing a solution that not only discovers sensitive information, but also enables them to classify, remediate and report. The realized goal is enforcing compliance, preventing breaches and protecting their reputation.”
Pricing and Availability
Sensitive Data Manager 7.0 is available now. Pricing ranges from $5 to $50 per seat based on volume. More information can be found here: http://www.identityfinder.com/us/Business/IdentityFinder/SensitiveDataManager.
About Identity Finder
Identity Finder, LLC, based in New York, NY, is the leader in sensitive data management. Its security and privacy technologies provide businesses and consumers the ability to prevent data leakage and identity theft.